"Uncovered" as written by and Chris J. Cornell....
Small creature are you
Small creature you are
How quickly you are uncovered
Naked and cold
Mumbling and crying
Knowing everything's been discovered

Many secrets have you
Many secrets you have
But it's only a matter of time
Did you finally decide
There's nowhere to hide
And really no reason why

Hey Mr. Shame
Have you got a name
I don't feel like calling you Buddy
I don't want to hear your story
I don't want to hear why
And I don't even care if you're sorry

Many secrets have you
Many secrets you have
But it's only a matter of time
Did you finally decide
There's nowhere to hide
And really no reason why

Strong is your body
Strong are your bones
Strong as your bloody lie is uncovered

Small creature are you
Small creature you are
How quickly you are uncovered
Naked and cold
Mumbling and crying
Knowing everything's been discovered


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"Uncovered" as written by Christopher J. Cornell

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    General CommentThis song is definitely about someone who's been found out as fake and is trying to save although their secrets have been exposed.

    Probably my favorite song off this album.
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron January 28, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty straightforward, lyrics, no? Your lie has been discovered, and there's nothing you can do to fix the damage. I seriously have to ask, is that really Chris singing the verses? How does he manage to have so many different tones to his singing voice? It boggles my mind.
    Gfngfgfon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think, just maybe, that Uncovered can be about how also powerful people like politicians for instance, are just as frail as other people when it comes to the truth. Anyway it's just a suggestion...

    to gfngfgf: the 2nd time the "Small creatures..."-verse starts of there are two voices singing at the same time but you can easely tell that they both are Chris'. It's just a mix like on Nirvana's "Clean up before she comes". I think it's a beatiful way to harmonize the lyrics and music.
    brightSuedeon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis can may be the best song out of "LOUDER THAN LOVE" except for "Gun" a really cool and true song
    brightSuedeon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah i think he was very happy with his technique of swapping words(many secrets you have, many secrets have you, etc.) and went with that but the actual content is defintiely about a secret being let out and someone doesn't care if the person who did something wrong is sorry and its really basic no hidden meaning i assume.
    ThayilBeGodon September 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a fake person. Sick song, favourite off this album.
    DJgifon September 10, 2011   Link

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